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whats the difference between moto and htc/lg/samsung
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10 points for the first person to respond with the correct answer. what is the major difference between motorola and other android makers on verizon

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Re: whats the difference between moto and htc/lg/samsung
StreetDocRN
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Hey,

As the owner of a Motorola Droid 3, I can speak from experience.  One of the main differences between Motorola Android devices and others is the user interface.  For example, the HTC android devices use the Sense interface, which allow the user to make custom changes on their device.  The Motorola Droid 3, as well as other Motorola devices, uses the standard Google interface, which allows for the user to sync their device easily with their Google account for items such as email, calendar, books, and my favorite, Google Play.  I have a lot of music I have bought and the Google cloud service is really neat.  Motorola devices also come preloaded with Motocast software, which allows the user to do many things, such as stream music from your home computer to your device.  I have not yet used the Motocast software, but it would be really handy, especially if you have a lot of files on your home or work PC and need access to the files from your device.

I hope this answers some of your questions.

Doc

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Re: whats the difference between moto and htc/lg/samsung
Ann154
MVP MVP
MVP

As Doc mentioned, the biggest differences between the various android manufacturers is the User Interface (UI). Each manufacturer puts a custom UI on their phones. HTC does the Sense UI. Motorola has their UI (sometimes called Blur UI) that has evolved from its original form. Samsung has a TouchWiz UI. LG, Casio, and other manufacturers also have their own UI skins. The Nexus phones run on the original UI that Google designed for Android also known as the Stock UI.

The base functions of the Android OS is there on every android device. The location might be different though.

You are also not limited by the manufacturers UI skins. They are applications in the Play Store (formerly Android Market) know as third party Launchers. These can replace the UI to something completely different.

Hope this helps.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Re: whats the difference between moto and htc/lg/samsung
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sorry i was looking for LOCKED BOOTLOADER that is not unlockable in any way shape or form.

and verizon is the only network that makes moto do that. i really dont understand why since they offer plenty of phones that have unlockable bootloaders. << Please keep your posts courteous >>

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Re: whats the difference between moto and htc/lg/samsung
Ann154
MVP MVP
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Well, then. You should know that discussion of whether or not a phone comes with a locked bootloader is not allowed as it falls into the realm of hacking the device. Such discussion is not permitted in the Terms of Service for this community.

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Tidbits
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motoman wrote:

sorry i was looking for LOCKED BOOTLOADER that is not unlockable in any way shape or form.

and verizon is the only network that makes moto do that. i really dont understand why since they offer plenty of phones that have unlockable bootloaders. . << Please keep your posts courteous >>

It's a cop out by Motorola.  I can give various reasons why, and all you need to do is look over the ocean to our neighbors. Motorola chooses to lock their own bootloaders as there are carriers(that openly stated they don't care if the bootloader is locked out not) that carry the US version(though renamed) and they still have locked bootloaders as well.

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breezex
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Ann154 wrote:

Well, then. You should know that discussion of whether or not a phone comes with a locked bootloader is not allowed as it falls into the realm of hacking the device. Such discussion is not permitted in the Terms of Service for this community.

What?? Mentioning a phone with an unlocked bootloader is against the TOS and is considered hacking?  Where is the TOS?  I looked quickly and could not find it.

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StreetDocRN
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Hi, breezex,

To answer your question on how to find the TOS for the community here at Verizon Wireless, go to https://community.verizonwireless.com/docs/DOC-1011 or you can go to the main home page for the community and type in the search bar the word Term and it will pop up.  The reference to the topic of this whole thread can be found near the bottom of the TOS.

Doc

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B33
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Thanks Doc its a good thing to read this every once in a while to Brush up the memory of the Rules even for us Old fogies! 

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breezex
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Thanks for the link Doc.

To me;

   "Posts that discuss hacking and/or rooting a wireless device from any carrier will be removed."

does not mean you cannot mention another phone that has an unlocked bootloader.  That is neither a hacking nor a rooting discussion.  That's "off the shelf", vendor provided fact.  But then again general and broad rules are always subject to interpretation and the person with the biggest stick wins.

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